Category - Health Information

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Southside Irishman Has “New Lease on Life” After Undergoing Total Knee Replacement at Little Company of Mary Hospital
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
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Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
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Breast Cancer in Young Women
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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips
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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety
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May is Stroke Awareness Month
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How to Stay Safe This Summer: Answers to FAQs from Dr. Stephen Johnson
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Six Basic Questions about Rheumatology, Arthritis and Joint Pain Answered by Dr. Smajkic
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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Smajkic

Southside Irishman Has “New Lease on Life” After Undergoing Total Knee Replacement at Little Company of Mary Hospital

John Meskill, 86, born and raised in Ireland, has been living in Chicago’s southwest community since 1954, when he came to the U.S. and married his wife, Bridie. For years, John experienced severe knee pain caused by arthritis, making it difficult for him to perform day-to-day activities. On August 12, 2015, John underwent a total…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

World Stroke Day is October 29th, 2015. Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death…

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Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Evergreen Park School District 124 will be co-sponsoring an informative presentation titled “Autism: The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth” on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the District 124 Administration Center. Meet Dr. Peter Smith, Director of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s…

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Breast Cancer in Young Women

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. Who Has a Higher Risk? Some young women are at a…

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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July is a fun-filled day spent with family and friends in the backyard grilling, swimming, and watching fabulous firework shows. Fireworks are beautiful and amazing to watch; however, they can also be incredibly dangerous if not used properly. In order to ensure that you and your family have a safe holiday, here are…

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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Sun Safety Tips Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month

The month of May is “Stroke Awareness” month. Do you know your A, B, C, D, E’s of Preventing a Stroke? Here are some health tips from our Health Education Center: A – • Get screened for Atrial Fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder which increases your risk of Stroke. • Aim to limit Alcohol: Drinking…

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How to Stay Safe This Summer: Answers to FAQs from Dr. Stephen Johnson

Summer is just around the corner—it’s almost time to put the homework away and play. With the great weather comes outside play and fun—but also a few potential common ailments and injuries. We sat down with Dr. Stephen Johnson, a Family Medicine Physician with Little Company of Mary’s Medical Group, to learn more about preventing…

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Six Basic Questions about Rheumatology, Arthritis and Joint Pain Answered by Dr. Smajkic

We are sure you have heard of arthritis. And you may have heard of rheumatology—but unless you have had a personal experience or diagnosis, it’s possible you don’t know what it is. We sat down with Dr. Laisvyde Smajkic to get your most basic and common questions about rheumatology, arthritis, and joint pain answered. 1….

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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Smajkic

Every month, we feature a physician as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great doctors on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This month we had the chance to talk with Dr. Laisvyde Smajkic, a Rheumatologist with Little Company of Mary’s Medical Group (Outpatient Care Center, 6700 West 95th St.,…

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